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Mandela Blamed for Leaving The Country to Whites
September 20, 2017
While Zimbabwe attempted a land reform program that gave land owned by whites to liberation war veterans and others, South Africa’s reform program was delayed for years. ... read more »
A Nation Remembers The Steve Biko Legacy
September 20, 2017
He practiced what he preached with regards to self-reliance and led the establishment of several community projects which were aimed at improving the lives of the people.” ... read more »
New Twist in Genocide Case on Behalf of Namibian Herero’s
September 20, 2017
It is thought some reached the US when the museum bought the private collection of a German anthropologist in the 1920s. ... read more »
Corruption Returns with a Vengence in Ghana
September 14, 2017
Director Joseph Siew Agyepoing of the Jospong Group of companies has vigorously denied the Joy News findings of inflated contracts, calling them “grossly misleading and unfortunate to say the least” and demanding a retraction. ... read more »
U.S.-Based Kenyan Scholars Spar Over Election Outcome
September 12, 2017
In a speech given in English, Mr Kenyatta called for the decision to be respected. But in comments to supporters made in Swahili, he denounced the judges as “wakora” (crooks) and claimed that their decision was the work of “whites” and “homosexuals”. ... read more »
President Kenyatta Retakes Seat By Wide Margin As Loser Cries ‘Foul’
August 15, 2017
Then there was candidate Simon Muturi, 24, who campaigned on his bicycle, and John Paul Mwirigi, 23, who campaigned on foot and defeated the ruling party’s candidate. ... read more »
Is Clinton-Era Trade Bill For Africa Next For The Trump Hatchet?
August 15, 2017
The Trump administration can’t seem to find an existing trade or aid bill for Africa that it likes enough to renew. ... read more »
Hundreds Feared Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide Linked To Climate Change
August 15, 2017
A fast-moving wall of mud, loosened by heavy overnight rains, has buried over 300 Sierra Leoneans, many of them sleeping children, during a torrential downpour early Monday. The deluge was foreseen by climate change experts. ... read more »
Kenyan Teens Head For Silicon Valley With ‘App’ To End FGM
July 26, 2017
  Now, five teenage girls from Kenya’s western city of Kisumu are the latest standouts in that revolution. ... read more »
Election Races To Watch – Kenya, Rwanda And Angola
July 25, 2017
Rwanda will spend 5.5 billion Rwandan francs ($6.5 million). With 6.8 million registered voters, that’s less than a dollar per vote ... read more »
Hate Speech Roils Minneapolis After Police Shooting of White Woman
July 25, 2017
Warsame was asked whether Noor or other East African police officers have received death threats since the shooting. ... read more »
First Woman To Head Opec Snared In Multi-Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme
July 21, 2017
Corruption has roots in America too, observed former president Barack Obama . ... read more »
Is New French Leader Racist? His Comment On Large Families Called ‘Problematic’
July 21, 2017
According to Liberation, a French newspaper, blaming overpopulation for poverty and African women for overpopulation distracts the world from the roles played by colonial powers, such as France and the U.K. ... read more »
After Disqualifying Opposition, Rwandan President Sees Victory In August Polls
July 21, 2017
Rwandan election campaigning kicked off last week with three presidential candidates rallying in different parts of the country. ... read more »
Vendors in Tears as Zambia’s Biggest Outdoor Market Burns
July 12, 2017
It is also said to be a facility that prohibits cooking and fire inside the market. ... read more »
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